KJZZ News

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is abruptly changing its policy toward immigrant detention.
Feb. 20, 2017
Ottawa University announced plans Friday to build a residential campus and launch 19 athletic programs in Surprise.
Feb. 20, 2017
phoenix council budget vote
More than four years after Phoenix’s mayor formed a task force to evaluate ethics rules, council members approved creating a commission to review complaints against them. The move comes after a controversy involving one council member.
Feb. 20, 2017
Phoenix city leaders have given the green light for a consultant to consider hockey at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The downtown venue, home to the Phoenix Suns basketball team, was actually the Arizona Coyotes first stop when the team arrived in 1996. The Coyotes moved to Glendale in 2003. Now, one councilman wants to know what it would take to bring hockey back.
Feb. 20, 2017
Phoenix Rain Image
Grab your hooded coat or an umbrella today. The National Weather Service reports those clouds overhead are the beginning edge of a new storm front coming in with wind gusts of 25 miles per hour around the Valley.
Feb. 18, 2017
vaccine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says this year’s flu vaccine is 48 percent effective in preventing the illness.
Feb. 18, 2017
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The city of Phoenix and the Gila River Indian Community could soon be working together to store groundwater. Officials with the city say under the first phase of the proposed partnership, Phoenix will store up 3800 acre feet of Colorado river water in the Gila River Indian Community’s Olberg Dam Underground Storage Facility.
Feb. 17, 2017
Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead and former Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu are among three candidates for the position in the Trump administration, sources told AZPM Friday.
Feb. 17, 2017
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A judge has dismissed more than 1,000 lawsuits brought by Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities, or AID, against Valley businesses, according to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office.
Feb. 17, 2017
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It’s time for the KJZZ Friday Newscap. Our special guest panelists this week are Mary Jo Pitzl, state government reporter with The Arizona Republic, and Nigel Duara, a Los Angeles Times correspondent who covers the state of Arizona.
Feb. 17, 2017
The University of Arizona’s baseball program has gotten some sizable investment recently. Cleveland Indians manager and UA alum Terry Francona recently announced a $1 million donation to the team, and they received another anonymous $1 million donation as well.
Feb. 17, 2017
Cowboy boots
In January 1986, cowboy boots and horse hooves stirred up dust at Corona Ranch in south Phoenix. It was the start of the Arizona Gay Rodeo, which rolls into town for its 32nd year this weekend.
Feb. 17, 2017
ASU Music
Legendary jazz drummer Lewis Nash is now a member of ASU’s School of Music as a professor of practice. We spoke with Nash about jazz improvisation and teaching the next generation of drummers.
Feb. 17, 2017
The Trump administration has gotten off to an interesting start in its relations with China. Shortly after winning November’s election, then President-Elect Trump took a call from the leader of Taiwan — that was the first communication between the leaders of the U.S. and Taiwan in more than 35 years.
Feb. 17, 2017
McCain Institute
U.S.-China relations have grown tenser in recent years. The McCain Institute at ASU hosted a debate this week titled U.S.-China Policy: How Do We Get Tough? Ambassador Kurt Volker is executive director of the McCain Institute and is with me to talk about China.
Feb. 17, 2017
There has been growing unease within the intelligence community, both nationally and abroad, over President Trump's distrust of the very institutions he needs to rely on for national security advice.
Feb. 17, 2017
The Johnson Amendment has been in place since 1954, when then-Sen. Lyndon Johnson sponsored it. But what does it say? To answer that questions and others is Adam Chodorow, a law professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU and he specializes in tax law.
Feb. 17, 2017
Winged Victory
The ability of Arizona residents to take issues directly to the ballot could be severely limited, under a measure that won the approval of a state House committee Thursday. Among other provisions, HB 2404 would prohibit groups from paying petition circulators by the signature; instead, they’d have to pay by the hour, which eliminates the incentive for those circulators to collect as many signatures as possible.
Feb. 17, 2017
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President Donald Trump campaigned last year on promises to relax or eliminate environmental protections. In Arizona, that worries scientists and other advocates, especially those who want government action on climate change.
Feb. 17, 2017
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People on opposing sides of the political aisle have fought about voter fraud vs. voter suppression for years, especially in recent elections.
Feb. 17, 2017

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